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The Mercury Mile Walk is Canceled

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A group of people walk on N. Charlotte St. in Pottstown as part of The Mercury Mile. The last Mercury Mile of 2016 will be this Wednesday, Nov. 9, at noon. It will begin from the Pottstown Cluster at the corner of King and N. Franklin streets. Michilea Patterson — Digital First Media File Photo

NOTE: Because of rain, today’s Mercury Mile Walk has been canceled. The weekly activity will return in the spring of 2017. 

POTTSTOWN >> Tis the season for giving so a charitable organization that does just that will host the last Mercury Mile walk of the year tomorrow afternoon.

The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities is a nonprofit interfaith organization that provides food, clothing and housing services to those in need. The building is inside the former American Legion Hall which is located at the corner of King and N. Franklin streets. Participants of this week’s daytime stroll will join the Cluster for the last Mercury Mile walk of 2016 at noon tomorrow, Nov. 9. The address of the Cluster is 57 N. Franklin St.

The Cluster is gearing up to provide holiday meals to hundreds of families in the area and provide Christmas toys for 300 children. During this time of year, the cluster is in need of personal care products to give to families. Needed items include shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant and lotion. For more information on needed items and how to donate, visit the website www.pottstowncluster.org or call 610-970-5995.

The Mercury Mile is a weekly activity during the warm months of the year that promotes walking and other fitness activities as a free exercise. The walk has travelled from one organization to the next encouraging people to walk at lunch and come together as a community. The last Mercury Mile walk of the year will be this Wednesday. The afternoon strolls will return in the spring of 2017.

For more about The Mercury Mile, visit the Fit for Life website pottsmercfit4life.com and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Mercfit4life. Walkers that are added to The Mercury Mile email list get notified each week there is a walk with the location. Join the list by contacting Patterson at mpatterson@pottsmerc.com. If there is inclement weather Wednesday afternoon then the walk will be cancelled. Check The Fit for Life Facebook at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the status of that day’s walk.

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